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June 30th, 2012

Umayya for Researches and Strategic Studies

The Daily Monitoring Report


- Some 88 people were martyred at the hands of Al -Assad's battalions during the Friday of "In God's victory we trust", mostly in Deir ez-Zor, Homs and Rif Dimashq. Moreover, Al-Assad's battalions intensified using artillery and helicopters against many regions across the country. Moreover, The Free Syrian Army (FSA) asserts that the regions under its control had increased.(1)(2) northeast of the city of Aleppo, 30 kms (19 miles) from the Turkish border." The tanks are now at the Infantry School. They're either preparing to move to the border to counter the Turkish deployment or attack the rebellious [Syrian] towns and villages in and around the border zone north of Aleppo," he said. It is probably "a flexing muscles" in facing the Turks, he added.(1)(3)(4) - Al-Assad's battalions continued shelling Deir ez-Zor governorate. In addition, 9 citizens were martyred in that governorate due to clashes and shelling against its districts. Moreover, Assad battalions used artillery in bombing Al-Nour hospital in Deir ez-Zor, which led to the destruction of the 7th floor of its building and causing many injuries.(1)(2)(4) - Assad's battalions still heavily bomb the cities of Talbisah, Al-Rastan, Al-Houla in Homs. Meanwhile, the districts of Old Homs, Juret Al-Shayah, Alaqrabas, Baba Amr and Bab Hood were exposed to shelling and attack by the regime's troops.(1)(2) - For the eighth day in a row, the districts of Deir ez-Zor city are exposed to heavy shelling by the governmental troops such as Hamidiya, Alorfi, Al Jubeilah and AlAmal. Add to that, local sources in Deir ez-Zor said that the security forces and the pro-Syrian regime Shabiha stole shops and houses in the regions under the control of the governmental army. In spite of those acts, mass demonstrations erupted in the districts of Al-Matar, Al Jubeilah, Aj-Jourah and Al-Omal. On the other hand, AlAradi district's demonstrators contented themselves with saying Allah akbar "Allah is the greatest" inside the mosque after the Free Syrian Army warned them against gathering together for fear of the continued shelling against the neighborhood.(1) - Syrian activists said that helicopters affiliated to AlAssad's forces bombed the town of Strategia in the north of Syria, this came at a time when the tanks approached the commercial Aleppo city. On the other hand, the Assad battalions still away from the Turkish air defense deployed to curtail the Assad troops' moves near the Turkish borders.
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Statistics June 29th death toll: 88

Field Mobility
- Thousands of Syrians participated in the Friday of "In God's victory we trust" in spite of the fact that violence acts are on the increase, calling for the overthrow of the regime. On the other hand, AlAssad's battalions confronted them by using gunfire and making arrests.(1)(4) - The Friday demonstrations included many regions nationwide, from Aleppo in the north, Idleb (northwest), Al-Haska that has Kurdish majority in the northeast, to Homs in the middle of the country, Daraa in the south to reach the districts of the capital Damascus.
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Military Situation
- The Free Syrian Army (FSA) announced the detention of major general Farag Al-Maqt and brigadier general Munir Shalaby affiliated to Assad battalions.(6) - Abdul Rahman Al-Halak, an officer with the Free Syrian Army (FSA), said that the border region in the north of Syria have been turned into a buffer zone at a depth of about 4 kilo meters that Al -Assad's battalions cannot approach, noting that about 20 defectors from the Assad battalions go to that zone per day.(6) - The Free Syrian Army (FSA) asserted that the regions under its control are on the increase, adding that the Assad battalions started to rely on the strategy of bombing those regions using artillery and helicopters. According to data issued via its website, the FSA started to conduct qualitative military operations in the recent period.(2) - Mustafa al-Sheikh, head of the Higher Military Council of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), said that Al-Assad's battalions assembled about 170 tanks at the Infantry School near the village of Musalmieh

Activities of Civil Organizations


- The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights issued a new appeal to all organizations and bodies, as well as the Red Crescent and the Red Cross organizations for urgently sending medical teams to the city of Homs, which is under brutal military attack and a tight blockade that has been imposed on a number of neighborhoods, including Al-Khalidiya, Jouret Al-Shiah, Al-Qosour, Al -Qarabis and all Homs's old neighborhoods for nearly a month, which made humanitarian situation catastrophic at all levels.(1)(4)

Internal Situation
- The Internet service has been cut off in several areas of the Syrian capital of Damascus amid heavy security presence in the neighborhoods of Al-Qaboun and Al-Mezzeh, Daf Al-Shouk, Rukn Al-Din and Al-Maidan.(2)

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June 30th, 2012

Umayya for Researches and Strategic Studies

Political Stances Syria


- The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights issued a new appeal to all organizations and bodies, as well as the Red Crescent and the Red Cross organizations for urgently sending medical teams to the city of Homs, which is under brutal military attack and a tight blockade that has been imposed on a number of neighborhoods, including Al-Khalidiya, Jouret Al-Shiah, Al-Qosour, Al-Qarabis and all Homs's old neighborhoods for nearly a month, which made humanitarian situation catastrophic at all levels.(1)(4)

- A leaked copy of the UN-Arab envoy Kofi Annan's plan on principles of political transition in Syria, which he will present in Geneva meeting, states that the Syrian people are looking forward to a democratic pluralistic State that is governed by principles of human rights and independent judiciary. Annan calls for setting aside everything that might lead to sectarianism or discrimination. During the meeting, Annan will ask the conferees to support a proposal that does not explicitly provides for resignation of Al-Assad step down. However, he calls for formation of a nationalunity government that excludes those who undermine stability of Syria.(2) - The European Union calls on Syrian opposition to close up their ranks with a view to moving towards a Syria without Bashar Al-Assad and his regime. The EU also urged the Syrian opposition to reach a consensus on common principles for actions to ensure comprehensive, organized and peaceful transition in Syria.(2)

Sources:
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) Asharq Al-Awsat AlJazeera net Reuters AFP AP Guardian Telegraph

International
- The Turkish Army is put on full alert at borders with Syria and sets surface-to-air medium-range missile launchers along the borders. Turkey says that such a step was taken to deal with any violation by the Assad forces of the Turkish airspace or territories.
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- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says his country - The Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara will not hesitate to confront those who unfairly treat their own people and attack neighboring countries, adding that the Turkish response would be strong if his country's borders came under attack.
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sees very good chance at Geneva's Saturday conference to make progress with regard to settlement of the Syrian crisis. Lavrov added that he had sensed a change in tone at St. Petersburg talks on Friday evening with the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.(1)(2)(3)(7) - A UN Security Council committee has published a report on Iranian sanctions violations, which said that Syria remains the top destination for Iranian arms shipments. The kinds of arms that Iran was attempting to send to Syria before the shipments were seized by Turkish authorities included rifles, machineguns, explosives, detonators, 60mm and 120mm mortal shells and other items, the report added.
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- The foreign ministers of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council; Russia, the United States, China, France and Britain, in addition to a number of regional countries, including the EU, Turkey, Kuwait, Qatar and Iraq, are attending today's meeting (Action group on Syria) held in the Swiss capital of Geneva. The meeting is meant to reactivate the UN-Arab envoy Kofi Annan's six-point plan, especially with regard to cessation of violence.
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This Report was issued by Umayya for Researches and Strategic Studies, and it contains pure news that do not reflect an opinion. Edited by Abed Alrhman Alsarraj Page 2